The Impact Dr. Barry Levine and Gina d’Angelo have had on Tampa’s Opera and Theatre Organizations
The world of art is impressive, and it provides a big part of today’s entertainment. From all forms of the arts, opera and theatre seem to survive the test of time and always be on top of the audience’s preferences. But as much as we love to enjoy elaborate shows and plays, none of these would be possible without their dedicated sponsors. One couple that are avid consumers of art and spectacular theatre productions are Dr. Barry Levine & Gina d’Angelo. They also participated financially in support of the opera and theatre shows and events in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Barry Levine is known in Florida for his high competence as a President and Executive Publisher at Florida Health Care News since 1987. Levine doesn’t miss any occasion to get involved in the community, especially when it comes to cultural entertaining and shows. Barry Levine supports young talents who want to reach a fabulous career in acting, singing or different other arts. He is married to Gina d’Angelo and they are present at most honoring events that Opera Tampa organizes. Without their involvement, the cultural and artistic world of Tampa, Florida wouldn’t be as prosperous as it has become in the past decade.
Opera Tampa is a private company in Tampa Bay, Florida, that is the resident organization of the Straz Center of the Performing Arts. It was founded in 1994, and it is a non-profit company that relies primarily on sponsorships.
Gina d’Angelo is an HR and Finance manager at Florida Health Care News, but she has also been a Chairman of the Board at Opera Tampa since 2011. She is a great influence for everyone who collaborates with her, and she is passionate about helping organizations to reach new levels of productivity. Her influence in the world of opera and theatre in Tampa was quickly noticed and highly appreciated by everyone. In the past seven years, Gina spread the word about the incredible activities that take place at Straz Center of Performing Arts and she supported important events organized by Opera Tampa. Along with her husband, they sponsored Opera Tampa Gala of 2018. This event raised more than $170,000, and none of this would have been possible without the significant involvement of Gina d’Angelo and Barry Levine as well as other people who believe in the potential of Opera Tampa.
Gina’s husband, Barry Levine, is a Chairman of Education Committee at Patel Conservatory of Straz Center of the Performing Arts since 2013. Through this position, Barry Levine had a great influence on the students who dream to achieve a career in the music industry but also on those that are passionate about acting. They get the training they need when it comes to performing arts. They also receive the support young talents are depending upon to succeed in building a great future for themselves and their communities. Also, Mr. Levine is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tampa Theatre Foundation since 2013 and a Member of the Board of Trustees at Straz Center for Performing Arts. He was very active and whole-heartedly involved in these jobs and took all the responsibilities that came along with them. As a part of the trustee’s board, Mr. Levine makes sure that he motivates different companies as well as individuals to support the opera and theatre of Tampa Bay by contributing. Since the Straz Center for Performing Arts is a non-profit company, the importance of these gifts that Barry Levine gathers is priceless for it to continue to function and for its future. Thanks to his hard work and support, Opera Tampa can offer different programs from the fascinating world of art to its students and young enthusiasts. He helps by creating interesting internships and programs based on volunteer work and contributions which all have a great impact on the theatre and opera of Tampa Bay. Because Barry Levine has been so involved in the needs of the company, Straz Center for Performing Arts is able to offer supreme quality shows and performances to the public and create events that reach the top of the cultural standards.
The donations made by Gina d’Angelo and Barry Levine are always listed in the annual reports of Straz Center for Performing Arts in the Gold Sections where contributors donate between $25,000 – $49,999. The couple has also tried and succeeded to attract the interest of other sponsors that could help the non-profit organization throughout the years. They have made a series of memorial gifts and honorary gifts. There were many gifts made in their name. One of these occasions was Barry Levine’s birthday that reflected the love he inspired into others, and he received back.
Contributors like Barry Levine and Gina d’Angelo give meaning to the world of the arts that stimulates Tampa’s community, and they add hope to those young individuals who want to build a better future through their artistic talents. They believe in the power of the arts and the enthusiasm that sparkles in the young people’s eyes which is why they get involved in all the events organized by the Straz Center for Performing Arts. As full of faith and optimism as they both are, attracting others to support this non-profit organization is not a challenge for them, but it brings a priceless benefit to Opera Tampa. The events created by this organization has reached new horizons of popularity and new potential regarding productivity since Gina d’Angelo and Barry Levine got involved in their implementation. The cultural world of Tampa Bay, Florida is grateful for all the hard work and efforts made by them and recognizes Gina d’Angelo and Barry Levine a couple who are deeply involved in this industry.